Error-processing deficits in patients with cocaine dependence.

  title={Error-processing deficits in patients with cocaine dependence.},
  author={Ingmar H. A. Franken and Jan W Van Strien and Ernst Josef Franzek and Ben J. M. van de Wetering},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  volume={75 1},
Cocaine abuse and addiction can be characterized by a persisting use of cocaine in the face of adverse consequences. In the present study we focus on one specific element of adverse consequences: the making of errors. The aim of this study was to determine whether cocaine-dependent persons have error-processing deficits as measured using error-related negativity (ERN) and error positivity (Pe). Event-related potentials (ERPs) during an Eriksen flanker task were recorded from cocaine-dependent… CONTINUE READING